Oscars flown from Chicago to LA

An Oscar statue waits as Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Tom Sherak goes through security before boarding "Oscar One" heading to Los Angeles for the Academy Awards ceremony, at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

February 10, 2012 11:01:40 AM PST
Passengers on a United Airlines flight from Chicago to Los Angeles got a little something extra with their trip - a golden star sighting.

Oscar, as in the Academy Awards statuette -- got a boarding pass at Chicago's Ohare airport. it made the trip to LA alongside the film academy president.

The crew, passengers and even vendors had a chance to get up close with the treasured Hollywood award.

Altogether, 42 of the trophies were on the flight, but, two rode in the first class cabin.